• (RP) IPA: /əkˈsɛptə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ək.ˈsɛp.tɚ/, /æk.ˈsɛp.tɚ/

acceptor (plural acceptors)

  1. One who accepts.
  2. (legal, commerce) One who accepts a draft or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.
  3. (chemistry) An atom or molecule which can accept an electron to form a chemical bond.
  4. (biochemistry) A transfer RNA molecule that can accept a specific amino acid
  5. (physics) A chemical acceptor atom forming a positive hole in a semiconductor
  6. (physiology) A cluster of skin cells that respond to pain
  7. (comptheory) A kind of finite-state machine whose binary output indicates whether or not a received input was accepted.

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